The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died May 17 in Iskandariya, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. They were assigned to the 725th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.
Sgt. 1st Class Jesse B. Albrecht, 31, of Hager City, Wis.
Spc. Coty J. Phelps, 20, of Kingman, Ariz.
Pfc. Victor M. Fontanilla, 23, of Stockton, Calif.
For more information in regard to this release the media can contact the U.S. Army Alaska public affairs office at (907) 384-1542.